Blog Post: Ransomware, Backup and Disaster Recovery, backups

Protecting From Ransomware without a Data Protection Overhaul

June 7, 2017

"Ransomware is at the top of every IT professional’s project list, but the problem is most solutions to the problem require the replacement of the current data protection product. What if the current data protection solution is servicing the organization well but falls short when it comes to ransomware protection? Would it be simpler to cover that hole instead starting over?

Where Do Legacy Backup Solutions Come Up Short?

The prime target of most ransomware attacks is user home directories, often stored on Windows file servers or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. These systems are not given the same attention that the organization’s mission critical databases are. Home directory servers are typically backed up once per night, and there are many situations where the nightly backup of those servers either does not complete or fails. Often the sheer number of files being transferred is the problem." ...

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